Do I need another tummy tuck? (photos)
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It would be very difficult to answer your question based on these photos. Clinical, in person evaluation would help. It doesn't look that addition skin removal would make much difference?
You should seek a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area with a good reputation in TT surgery and discuss your options. Good luck.
Do I need another tummy tuck?
Based on your photographs and description of concerns, you may be a candidate for revisionary surgery which may involve additional skin excision and/or liposuction surgery. Best to discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon; working together you will come up with a good plan to achieve an outcome you will be happier with. Best wishes.
Plastic surgeons (and our patients) certainly hope for aesthetic procedures to be 'one-off's.' With proper patient selection, meticulous surgery and attentive aftercare our 'holy grail' is a smooth operation, a quick/uneventful recovery and great/long-lasting results. That said, revisions and redo's will sometimes be necessary. Even when initial results are good, patients and their bodies can change over time. Weight gain/loss, hormonal fluctuations, pregnancies, medical conditions/surgeries, skin issues, etc. can play a role in the recurrence of body contouring issues and the development of new ones. Many patients can be considered good candidates for additional surgery based on a variety of factors. Often, there are technical considerations for patients to weigh. The most notable of these is incision placement, orientation and length. This will depend upon the previous incision, skin excess/laxity, patients height/torso length, etc.
Interestingly, my revision/redo tummy tuck patients seem to have an easier time of their surgery than my primary patients. As with ALL plastic surgery procedures, you will need a thorough evaluation and a well thought out plan.
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Revision Tummy Tuck Can Help
From these upright photos it's hard to tell what is bothering you.
Better photos lying down etc would help, but better to seek an in person consultation from a board certified plastic surgeon.
Revision tummy tucks can be very beneficial in removing remaining excess skin or firming up the abdominal muscles.
If remaining localized fat is the issue, simple liposuction can be very helpful.
All thus can be evaluated during a consultation, and the best treatment plan developed based on your individual needs.
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